People Skills pp 175-186 | Cite as


  • Neil Thompson
  • Jo Campling


Assessment is an essential part of the process of people work. It involves gathering relevant information, developing an overview of the situation, and planning what needs to be done to resolve the problems identified.


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Further reading

  1. DOH (1991) Care Management and Assessment: Practitioners’ Guide, London, HMSO.Google Scholar
  2. Meteyard, B. (1990) Community Care Keyworker Manual: A Resource Book for Practitioners and Trainers, London, Longman.Google Scholar
  3. Seed, P. and Kaye, G. (1994) Handbook for Assessing and Managing Care in the Community, London, Jessica Kingsley.Google Scholar
  4. Taylor, B. and Devine, T. (1993) Assessing Needs and Planning Care in Social Work, Aldershot, Arena.Google Scholar

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  • Neil Thompson
  • Jo Campling

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